Response to ljm2002 (Reply #65)
Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:13 PM
struggle4progress (76,199 posts)
66. ... Mr Assange regards himself as a victim of radicalism. "Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,"
he said. "I fell into a hornets' nest of revolutionary feminism" ...
WikiLeaks founder baffled by sex assault claims
BY: MARIE COLVIN
From: The Sunday Times December 27, 2010 12:00AM
So there is Truth as we knew it in late 2010: dear, dear Julian victimized by radical feminists. Later, Assange's defense team was actually able to exhibit witnesses who had heard rumors that the Swedish prosecutor was prejudiced against men!
The prosecutor leading the rape and sexual assault case against Julian Assange is a "malicious" radical feminist who is "biased against men", a retired senior Swedish judge has told the hearing into Assange's extradition to Sweden. In caustic evidence on the first day of the two-day hearing, Brita Sundberg-Weitman, a former appeal court judge, told Belmarsh magistrates court that Sweden's chief prosecutor, Marianne Ny, who is seeking the WikiLeaks founder's extradition, "has a rather biased view against men". "I can't understand her attitude here. It looks malicious," she said ... Under cross-examination by Clare Montgomery QC, for the Swedish government, however, Sundberg-Weitman admitted she had no personal knowledge of the conduct of the prosecutor in the case, basing her views instead on what she had been told ...
Julian Assange 'would face bias in Sweden', retired judge says
Sundberg-Weitman accuses Swedish prosecutor of being 'malicious', but admits she has no personal knowledge of her
Monday 7 February 2011 14.41 EST
And what else could account for the rape accusation? Assange's lawyers did try hard to explain in the UK courts, that having sex with a woman who is unconscious should not be considered rape, but the magistrate corruptly refused to agree:
... The position with offence 4 is different. This is an allegation of rape. The framework list is ticked for rape. The defence accepts that normally the ticking of a framework list offence box on an EAW would require very little analysis by the court. However they then developed a sophisticated argument that the conduct alleged here would not amount to rape in most European countries. However, what is alleged here is that Mr Assange “deliberately consummated sexual intercourse with her by improperly exploiting that she, due to sleep, was in a helpless state”. In this country that would amount to rape ...
City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Sitting at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court)
The judicial authority in Sweden -v- Julian Paul Assange
Findings of facts and reasons
This all clearly proves CIA involvement, as helpfully pointed out by Israel Shamir in Counterpunch:
... One accuser, Anna Ardin, may have “ties to the US-financed anti-Castro and anti-communist groups,” according to Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett, writing for CounterPunch. While in Cuba, Ardin worked with the Las damas de blanco (the Ladies in White), a feminist anti-Castro group. Professor Michael Seltzer pointed out that the group is led by Carlos Alberto Montaner who is reportedly connected to the CIA ... Shamir and Bennett noted that Las damas de blanco is partially funded by the US government and also counts Luis Posada Carriles as a supporter ...
Revealed: Assange ‘rape’ accuser linked to notorious CIA operative
By David Edwards
Monday, December 6, 2010 15:43 EDT
That should, of course, clinch the matter: one of Assange's accusers allegedly once met some anti-Castro feminists who are led by some guy reportedly connected to the CIA, and some other CIA guy agrees with what those anti-Castro feminists are doing! So it's a honey trap, involving the revolutionary feminists of the CIA! But since some people are cynical, let us carefully lay out the impeccable credentials of Israel Shamir:
In an interview with a Swedish Holocaust-denying creationist and Islamist named Mohamed Omar, headlined "The Holocaust is an idol", Shamir says: "Antisemitism is an invented concept without any real meaning. I don't believe antisemitism exists at all ..."
His latest book, in Russian, is called is called How to Break the Conspiracy of the Elders of Zion.
His son, Wahlström, ... has been employed in various journalistic capacities by the Swedish state broadcaster, SVT, by the newspaper Aftonbladet, and by the leftwing magazine Ordfront. The magazine was forced to retract and to apologise for a story he wrote in 2005 about supposed Israeli control of the Swedish media, which contained quotes attributed to three other journalists, which they denied ever making. None the less, Aftonbladet is paying him both as a researcher and a consultant, because he has exclusive access to the WikiLeaks cable dump in Sweden and is the gatekeeper who doles out stories to favoured media partners ...
<Shamir> also denied that he had any special connection with WikiLeaks, though the group's spokesman, Kristinn Hrafnsson, confirmed that he was their representative in Russia, just as his son is in Scandinavia. Expressen also published a photograph of him standing behind Julian Assange at a computer, published in the Russian paper, which has been reprinting the WikiLeaks cables he passed to them ...
WikiLeaks and Israel Shamir
WikiLeaks is represented in Russia and Scandinavia by a father and son team with a disturbing record of antisemitism
Comment is free > Andrew Brown's blog
<17 December 2010>
In that article, Andrew Brown goes on to wring his hands and suggest that, because of Shamir's questionable background, we should be concerned for anybody named in the cables. And in fact, not long afterwards, Shamir apparently met with the authorities in Belarus, after which the state newspaper announced it was planning to publish documents related to the Belarusian opposition!
It has been reported that an “accredited” journalist for Wikileaks, Israel Shamir, met with Uladzimri Makei, the Head of the Presidential administration in Belarus. Subsequently, it was reported in the Belarus Telegraf that a state newspaper would be publishing documents about the Belarusian opposition.
Wikileaks has always maintained it takes care to ensure that names of political activists are redacted from cables before publication on its website. Index on Censorship is concerned that some of the Wikileaks cables relating to Belarus that have not appeared on the main Wikileaks website are now in the public domain.
There are various “commercial crimes” in Belarus that make it a criminal offence to run an unregistered organisation. In turn, many NGOs are prohibited from registering their organisations. This places a lot of civil society in Belarus in a legal grey area which can mean political activists, who cannot register, are placed in breach of the law for accepting foreign funding. It is rumoured in Belarus that many of the Wikileaks cables outline foreign support for opposition groups. Our worry is that this information could be used to prosecute some of the political prisoners currently held by the KGB.
In the immediate aftermath of the discredited Belarusian elections, Index on Censorship made repeated attempts to contact Wikileaks in order for them to clarify its relationship with Shamir ...
WIKILEAKS, BELARUS AND ISRAEL SHAMIR
05 Feb 2011
We must open our eyes, because radical feminist CIA agents are obviously everywhere! They have tried to discredit dear Julian, and now they are trying to discredit Julian's friends, like Israel Shamir!
Give me the courage to change what I can change, the patience to accept what I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of people I had to kill because they pissed me off -- St Francis, Revisited
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